Sunday, December 30, 2018


When you were 21 years old, what were you doing in your life?  I came up with this question because I know that with the young generation of today, our youngsters are good at expressing themselves through more accessible platforms such as social media. But with individuals like Nadine lbay, this is not the case.  

For Nadine lbay, a 21-yrs old painter, a different story goes. She channels her inner ramblings and feelings into a canvass which she showcases in her very own art gallery. This is how she expressed herself and makes a bigger statement. 

Unlike Nadine, we all can observe that the young generation of today is said to be an expressive bunch. What's running on their mind is quickly reflected on different social media portals as each attempt to catch people's attention and share their insights to friends and the public. 

I've met Nadine last December 13 ~ when she officially opened to the public the NMI gallery in Antipolo to showcase some of her best works. Apart from showing her soul through this little home of her art, this gallery is also symbolic of the young and vibrant soul that this woman possesses. 

At a very young age, her family has seen her talent and decided to bank on it, hone it, so she can someday enjoy this passion for her own self-expression. Her ideas are often captured on canvass through paint, with a splash of color that adds flavor and inspiration to and white space. 

As you look at the paintings it'll be obvious how the artist extends a bit of herself on her brush to make an abstract creation world of reality. The materials she used include acrylic and spray paints, mineral pigments, gold leaves, and textured canvasses to add to the flavor of creativity of each piece.

As an artist, Nadine seeks balance in the duality of the world through the abstraction of color, of the form, of art's own meaning. Finding inspiration from the natural world and the mystical realms, Nadine translates into visual incarnation the artistry of vision unique to her own developing style of art. 

Her first solo exhibit at the Green Sun Hotel in Makati City was a success and had drawn crowds when it opened last 2017. An adherent to the principles of Eclecticism, Nadine admires the principles of Gustav Klimt and Banksy, two contrasting artists from different eras known for their private life and highly personal styles of art. 

Nadine strives to develop her own style of art born from her own principles as inspired by the great masters before her She has an unrelenting thirst for inspiration and finds creative influence in the splendor of nature, and the complexity found in the lyrics and melody of a song.

Apart from paintings, Nadine also collects crystals and antique pieces which gives a lot of people an impression that hers is an old soul that seeking satisfaction in the current reality.

It is young talents like her that provides depth and meaning to a generation that's sometimes carried away by the superficial. Her effort to open this new gallery is in itself a great trend-twist.

To experience her work, you may visit or


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1 comment:

  1. At her age of 21 Talagang masasabi mong very talented c ms.Nadine Ibay ms.jaimie ung art na ginawa nya is kakaiba.although sa unang tingin Hindi mo ma appreciate ung art , but f u know the story behind it u will see and it's amazing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š❤️